After scoring Record 32nd first class century, Fawad Alam finally bursts out against his non selection for National Team
ISLAMABAD - After scoring his 32nd first-class century, Left-handed batsman, Fawad Alam has finally spoken up after being ignored from the national selection over and over.
In a press conference after the ton, Fawad attributed personal liking and disliking as the reason for his non-selection in the national side. Yes, liking/disliking is there and it’s obvious as well. I don’t have to say anything about that.
Fawad now boasts an average of over 55 in 162 first-class matches, scoring a mammoth 11,830 runs in 255 innings. For reference, this is the highest ever first-class average by a Pakistani and he is accompanied by all-time greats in the list.
However, others on the list like Steven Smith, Virat Kohli, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Mosaddek Hussain are all playing for their countries at the highest level.
Despite all the disappointment over the years, Fawad is focused and hopeful of a comeback.
I think liking or disliking is part of life and career. It happens everywhere in life. Even at your home, there are favorites in the family. But players must stay focused.
The 34-year-old added that he keeps getting dropped for different reasons, and he doesn’t have the answers to those questions.
Sometimes it becomes so difficult when a player has been neglected but I have to keep myself motivated because cricket is my bread and butter. Besides, what else would I do if I quit cricket?
Without further ado, let’s have a look at the list of all-time highest batting averages in first-class cricket.